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Dream! Hack! Build!: Unleash citizen-driven innovation with the power of hackathons

  • Length: 272 pages
  • Edition: 1
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  • Publication Date: 2024-04-30
  • ISBN-10: 1835085334
  • ISBN-13: 9781835085332

Leverage hackathons as a powerful catalyst for rapid innovation, empowering you to tackle your organization’s challenges head-on through collaborative engagement

Key Features

  • Learn how to identify challenges in your organization quickly by engaging people
  • Understand how to organize your hackathon to find practical and impactful solutions
  • Execute winning solutions through a scientific, customized acceleration program
  • Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook

Book Description

Discover the transformative power of hackathons with expert guidance from Ann, founder of the Hack for Earth Foundation. With a background in psychology and years of experience as Head Project Manager at Hack for Sweden, she brings unparalleled insight into human behavior and citizen-driven innovation, a concept she coined. In this book, Ann introduces the innovative Dream-Hack-Build method and guides you in taking action through the hackathon process and implementing solutions fast.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I explains why hackathons are effective for innovation in today’s complex business landscape, showcasing real-world examples of citizen-driven innovation and how to use them to drive impact in your organization.

Part II delves into organizing a hackathon, emphasizing audience engagement by creating challenges with a deep sense of urgency. You’ll learn how to choose the right hackathon platforms, structure, and communication strategy, and manage hackers, mentors, jury groups, and partnerships to serve your hackathon purpose and achieve impactful results.

Part III is where you’ll bring hackathon solutions to fruition by designing a customized acceleration program grounded in science and established facts of startup success.

By the end of this book, you’ll be on your way to becoming a business leader—a changemaker of the future.

What you will learn

  • Find out what makes hackathon a game changer in innovation
  • Identify and tackle challenges in your organization by finding practical solutions
  • Activate engagement among customers, partner organizations, and employees through an interactive and fun hackathon experience
  • Leverage the Dream-Hack-Build method for enhanced organizational performance and brand development
  • Customize your hackathon using the best platforms for your challenge
  • Create a personalized acceleration program rooted in group dynamics and psychology

Who this book is for

This book is for business leaders, C-suite executives, and decision-makers in search of impactful solutions to their organization’s challenges. While a basic understanding of hackathons is beneficial, no other technical skills associated with hackathons are required to derive value from this book.

Table of Contents

  1. Redefining the Hackathon Tool
  2. Making Citizen-Driven Innovation Work for You
  3. The Dream! Hack! Build! Method
  4. Creating the Perfect Challenge for Your Hackathon
  5. How to Organize an Impactful Hackathon
  6. Communication and Managing Hacker Teams and Mentors
  7. Partnerships for Success
  8. External Communication and Social Media Presence for Hackathon Success
  9. Taking Citizen-Driven Innovation to the Next Level
  10. Converting Hackathon Results into Real Tools
  11. Build for Earth Learnings – How to Make a Startup a Success Fast
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